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    July 3, 2011
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>> and he dealt in, his roots go back to the california mission, his heart is in the california missions, and he knows all about the california missions. he is our best -- august today. you're quite the guy. i don't want to say you are wearing your heart on your sleeve, but you have a mission shirt on. >> we have these for sale in our gift shop, commission the lord. >> i have to ask you. are they wash and wear? >> yeah. >> if there is one show i would want to have more time for, it is this one. you have so much to tell us.
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the california missions, you do pilgrimage. the missions in california -- i'm from philadelphia -- are kind of like independence mall in philadelphia. they are there, and they are terrific, and they are huge, but they get overlooked. tell us about it. how many are there? >> well, the california missions, the main thing to remember -- i've been there since 2004. my claim to fame, the reason i was hired was because not because i was qualified and knew something about california missions, but in the year 1794, migrate, great emigrate grandfather was baptized in the old church when it was three years old. that church dates from 1791. my great, great for my great granddaddy -- was it from us
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name -- wasn't from asia, nor from africa, but he was from across the inner tom mccall rossmoor, california. his wife was also baptized there in 1802. she is from a town that we call castro valley. so i have my ancestors at the back area i have a long-term relationship with the place. >> and you yourself live, by no smoke residents, in san jose. >> that's where my great, great, great grandfather planted the tree in 1818. our family tree is there and we are still very much involved. >> and your folks are still with you. >> mom and dad are there. both work with the sisters in the holy family. >> if you wanted to tell us the best thing about the california mission, what would that be? >> the process.
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>> i even wear his ring. the friars let me have his ring after he passed away. >> he was promoting the cause for 40 years. from 1958 to 1998. we had the edification in 1988. i was there, and i participated in that ceremony, presented john paul would suggest and was able to meet the holy father afterward. >> and what permissions do -- sometimes we hear stories. is there anything to clear up about the father? anything about his good work was mark. >> often there are detractors. a good scholarship that was undoing a lot of those claims in which we are attempted to do so that when it comes, the news media won't go for the sensationalism but also that he was a holy man who lived a holy life in california.
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california is only 15 years of his life. he lived just as many years in mexico and 35 years in the ring. the one thing i would want to say is today this is the analogous for when we find a good person in a very bad situation. often we find schoolteachers, sometimes the media will do a story about a schoolteacher copying pages out of a textbook so the children with the school can't afford to buy books for will have pages. we call that person a good person in a bad situation. he was a very good man and a very, very bad institution that we call: nihilism. >> okay. a great story, and we hope it will continue. >> we are looking for a miracle right now. >> tell us about mission dolores. let's start there, and then we will expand. >> well, our mission church is
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the oldest attacked building in the city and county of san francisco as well as the oldest standing intact building dedicated to christian worship in the entire modern state of california. there is no other building, no other four walls dating from 1791 that are in tact. people over here in san francisco will say, well, we have three crumbling walls. i say, you have just aired them and someone has to take a laser pointer to show those walls. then i will get people down at monterey, well, our stone church dates from 1794. i have to remember them, 1791, somebody needs to change the bulletin. they are three years younger than us. >> it's a wonderful place. you have the graveyard there. >> we have over 6000 indians. in our cemetery, 5000 other people that came from the gold rush.
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i can walk through the cemetery, goal through some of the graveyards there. the first one starts with the ending. those are the most important people buried there. >> i love indians. >> you like the word indian. >> i prefer the word indian. i didn't hear the word native american until i heard that in high school. >> he said, andy, don't do that. i said, what are you talking about? i didn't understand the words. indian is a term my grandmother used. she self identified as an indian. the reason i prefer indian -- where were you born question asked in a was born in darby, pennsylvania. >> i tell people if he were born in north, south, or central america, you are a native american.
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the goal is this that i have. we all own history. if we don't own -- indian history is in your history. if you claim to be a native, which you are by birthright, then the history of the indian world is also your history. >> thank you for that. let's sneak away. we are going to take a break, and will be back with andy galvin. a mission project is something he cannot suspect. when it's time for lunch, a sandwich is a quick and easy choice. and with the right ingredients, it can be good and good for you. so i'm here today to see who can build the ultimate sandwich. all right, when the time is up, our judges will give you their scores. ready. set. go! okay, jason starts out with the multigrain roll. ooh. alyson's stuffing her pita with, yes, spinach! a great source of iron. jason isn't skimping on the protein, adding plenty of smoked turkey. looks like alyson's putting the finishing touches
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with crispy red bell peppers for a dose of vitamin a. (buzzer blares) time! (bells ding) it looks like we have a tie. we'll need to call in our special guest referee. oh! now these are what i call quick, delicious lunches. whole grain breads, a whole variety of ingredients-- there are so many different ways to build delicious, healthy sandwiches. these two get high marks in every category. i'd say you're both winners. yeah! (laughs) (first lady michelle obama) america... (all) let's get healthy together! >> welcome back. today we are here with andy galvin. andy's heart and soul and beginnings are in the california missions. he is a curator for mission to laura's here in san francisco, and he is going to tell us so much more about the mission.
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tell us about this pilgrimage. >> i don't think we all know about the many opportunities there are. >> for about 10 years now, the franciscan pilgrimage company has been putting together tours to the california mission. rather than trying to do all 21 missions from san diego to sonoma in one trip, the program has been divided into three summers, three segments. 1 year would be the northern missions from sonoma north to south. central california commissions would be san antonio to the south. and in the southern missions would be san fernando all the way down to san diego. the pilgrimage is not a tour. the pilgrimage goes to each site focusing on this ain't or the name of that particular mission spending time at each mission in prayer, and we tell the history, provide the background of the indians of the padres who were there, of the
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politics that happened. what it is based on is the pilgrimage company that originally started about four years ago taking them to have a cc experience. then it developed into a little bit more. finally, it was, what do we do about people in the united states? it was the california pilgrimage. >> these are some of the events. >> they are usually about a week long. we try to avoid saying in the city near the shopping and the theaters and that's type of stuff, because we are on pilgrimage. it's not a retreat either. we go with pilgrims to these missions, and we spent time in prayer at each mission. plus, doing the historical tours. >> you have a hard time keeping me awake at the bakeries are you. >> and the casino is now right next hour. >> but i love that mission.
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i had a family issue. i had to be in santa barbara. he was a wonderful man. he let me camp there. i will tell you, i felt surrounded. it was just so peaceful. >> the missions are great places. however, we need to remember the indian experience wasn't that peaceful. colonialism is not the best thing around. if you are a native people, it's politics going on today. foreign country comes in, they want to exploit the people there. they tell you we are doing something good, but in the meantime we are taking all of your gold away. today we take there oil away. but i celebrate in our family that the franciscan missionaries brought our faith. you've got to look at the system and go, what was good out of this? most of my family i am aware of our practicing catholics today. >> i tell you, it's wonderful that we have people like yourself.
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we can say the missions are a no spin zone. >> when bill justice was pastor at the irony, he gave me only two directives. one, don't and there's me. two, tell the truth. that's what we do. we are trying to evenhandedly tell the story are you not so much that the story for years has been told by the conquerors, the europeans or the sentence, not the bear being told by the concord, a sandy and folks, a balanced perspective. let people make a decision. >> tell us more of that truth now. let's talk about 4th grade missions. i will never forget area the 4th grade, they are staples. >> yes. we stay pilgrimage is part of a rite of passage. it's part of their curriculum to say in local history that they make a trip to a mission.
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we have over a thousand fourth-graders visit us in an academic school year for organized tours. the children, and we give them about an hour long, hour and a half to her of the cemetery of our museum, and of the mission church. we try to dialogue with them. of course, i have added a few things to kind of emphasize the native perspective. years ago when the children would send a thank you note for the particular tour guide, there would be a drawing of the fagade. about five years ago i had constructed in the cemetery a house like our ancestors used to live in. that seems to be the highlight of the student visit. one, they can go in it. too, they can stand there and this is where the group pictures are taken. when we get thank you notes, this is the picture that children draw. kids are kids and the teachers and the parents enjoy the
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perspective that we try to present. >> are these kinds of opportunities available at most of the missions? >> yes, they are. >> is there a network of curators? cnet for a much if you have been around, there are a couple organizations in california that help support us in our missions. one is more of a professional organization called the california missions studies association. i believe we have a website. >> we are going to show that website. there were go. >> that way people can go there and actually have a directory of all 21 missions. you can click on that particular mission and do some research. it will tell the students how to write for information. the website provides a lot of information. and the other one that provides a lot of help to the curators into the missions themselves is the california missions foundation. the hearst family started it. it's throughout the state. what they are is a major fundraising, restoration projects for the mission.
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and they also give out grants for money. >> do you all talk to one another? >> yeah, we interact. the california missions foundation once-a-year host an annual to raiders, a mission in santa barbara. i call it the wizards meeting. we all get together. >> you are a support group two. >> we are going to take a break. a 102nd good word. spend -- >> the best person in charge. terry bruner is trying to get the mission going. just let you build that thing. next year in february she is hosting the california missions that he annual conference. >> and we can find out about her at the website. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,
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and you can't eat love, so i don't know how i'm going to feed them tonight. how was that, reg? i think i look more like denzel. that's cold, man. announcer: play a role in ending hunger. visit feedingamerica.org/hunger and find your local food bank.
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>> welcome back to read today we are here with andy galvin. he is the curator in san francisco, and a big fan of all the missions and a great supporter of pilgrimage. again, let me point off the shirt. you are wearing the shirt with all of the missions on it. >> different missions and different sizes. and it's available at image of shock -- >> is available in our get shocked. >> do you sell a lot of them question of. >> yes, we do. >> or you have other shirts with other things on them? cynically of the typical. >> was this your idea was to mark. >> it was our gift shop manager's idea. i know you can get them at other missions. i believe san diego carries them. >> i will tell you how much i know about the mission.
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>> yesterday placed in santa barbara. >> there r so many we think about. there were so many people involved in the development of the missions. i thought there continued to be today. >> today there are a lot of things you can learn about a california mission are yet i always try to undo the myths. first of all, one of the things people say, the missions were built one days journey apart, kind of like a motel six. that never happened, never happened. even today if you get in a car, they are about 30 miles apart. that was at the very end. most of the missions were about three days journey. you would leave one place in the morning, tonight she would cap up, day three we get there, stay there, visit a while, replenish our supplies and get back on the road. >> i want to ask you. how was it plotted? there is a story here that back
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when the baby-boom was, he drove down an ultimatum and says by that lock, by that lot, by that lot area out did the missions developed? >> the sites were first selected with the harvest. san diego, santa barbara, monterey, san francisco. they were military outposts. the spanish were coming north goes they were afraid of the russians coming down and they are already having problems with the brit. francis drake was broadening them here in san francisco area. so before and then the missions, each one had a mission attached because of the way you built the procedure was first you built the mission, gathered the indians, taught the indians how to build a mission, then you had them go build. then the missions in between were filled in. so you went to san diego, then
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santa barbara. >> how long of a project was it? >> the issue started in 1769 and finished about 1834. we often forget that when the missions start in san diego, the mission system was already 100 years old. the first mission is 100 years earlier or you so there is over 30 missions in baja. mission san diego, i tell people, is not the first mission. it's a continuation of a long trip. >> andy, i am loving this trip. i hope you are too, and i hope you are at home. we are coming back on mosaic. and 30. oh! (bell dings) yo. hey, alyson. what's going on? working on my free throws. just sunk 30 straight.
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30? that's not possible. maybe not possible for you, but i've been practicing. step back and gimme the rock. okay. mm-hmm. (bell dings) nice. 1. (bell dings) 2. (bell dinging) 11. whew. (buzzer blares) unh. you know, it's harder when people are watching. hey, you know, 11's not that bad. all you need are a few pointers. thank you. are you a free throw expert? well, no, not really. but i do know excellent teamwork when i see it. you know, it's so much easier to get active and live healthier when your friends are there to motivate you with a little friendly competition. now let's get this game started. ready? ready? oh, she's going for the hook shot. hook shoot! oh! oh! that's what i'm talking about. (first lady michelle obama) america... (all) let's get healthy together.
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>> welcome back. i have been telling andy to not share anything while we are off camera so you won't miss anything he has to say. you have so many great things to say. we are talking about the california missions. you are part of the huge 22 mission along here in california. you have ties to st. mary's cathedral celebrating 40 years in 2011. >> i remember being a high school student. i was at st. joseph's high school. we were part of the choir in 1971. it was a wonderful memory. >> a beautiful picture of it. tell us about you. tell us a little story. >> alanine comes to california. it's really his country. he'd been a dominican pastor and then he ends up being a bishop to monterey and then he moves the bishop diocese up here to san
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francisco. this is where the action was in 1853. we have stories from the sisters of the holy family. he founded them. they just celebrated 100 years on that corner. 1914 right after the earthquake. 1911 was this time it was built up. alameda was -- he's out on awards and buggy in the east bay or something and the horse or donkey, whatever it was, wouldn't move. he gets out to push the horse, the horse takes off, and there is the archbishop stuck out in the middle of nowhere. i don't know what the current art bishop would do if a car died. he'd get on his cell phone and call for help. but he's out there in the middle of the country. >> and you said he lived almost in squalor. >> he was a dominican. we also have stories that he lived at the cathedral there on grant
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and old state marry. he had an apartment up on the corner lot. the stories are that when things got hot, he'd had a broken ladder. he would go up and pull the rope behind them. you wait for one of the sisters to haul her up, things are cool now here, you can come down. he would just hide out up there until things got cool. i don't know what the archbishop would think of doing that today. our poor bishops do sometimes get it up and they need a place to hide. >> amen. god bless them all. they do hard work. >> we don't have much time left. we want to get everything out. people can google the mission. in it they can google. we have the website. >> and they buy this short online questionnaire at. >> no, it's not on the website. >> 9:00 a.m.
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to 4:00 p.m. cover again. organize tours. contact me and we can set up a tour. they are also trying to do local parish pilgrimage. >> how many visitors per year? >> 300,000 visitors per year. all of them walk away with something. >> we want to walk away with something today. >> the missions were the way the gospel of right here in california. he's the role model for us of how to live the life of a good christian in a changing environment. he is a franciscan. what's the name of our archdiocese? if the name of the mission? so we follow him three we are following. it's all about following jesus. >> thank you so much for being with us. visit mission dolores.
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